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Clinical Mental Health Counseling


Welcome to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Roosevelt University. We are a community of educators and counselors who seek to share our passion for Clinical Mental Health Counseling and our dedication for social justice with others.  We share the philosophy that effectiveness as a professional counselor depends on personal development, the ability to communicate effectively, commitment, and excellent academic preparation. We are committed to providing an experience that includes a personal growth component with experiences that will extend students’ competencies as persons and as professionals engaged in helping relationships.

Roosevelt prepares professional counselors who are active problem solvers and decision makers. They strive to:

  • make a difference in people’s lives as holistic practitioners
  • enjoy self-growth while facilitating growth in others
  • lead proactively in community mental health agencies
  • focus on human development across the life span
  • understand and respect human diversity
  • be actively involved in professional development.

The programs include regularly scheduled individual academic advising; an integrated theoretical orientation; an integration of classroom skills with counseling internships; a strong foundation in course work for meeting certification and licensing requirements; and supervised experiences in community agencies.

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is a 60-credit program that is designed to prepare students for work as professional clinical counselors in comprehensive community and mental health agencies.   

Applications are considered for the Fall term ONLY, according to two deadlines:
March 1 for Early Admission and August 1 for Regular Admission. Spring semester admission is also possible on the Schaumburg campus on a rolling basis until two weeks before the start of the semester.


The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program meets the academic requirements for licensure as a Professional Counselor and Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois. In addition, this CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)-accredited program also meets the academic requirements for national certification in Mental Health Counseling.

Practicum and Internships

Practicum and internship sites are located in comprehensive mental health agencies that provide multiple services for the range of mental health needs in the community, including those for clients diagnosed with mental and emotional disorders.  (Hours required:  100 hours for practica; 600 hours for internship)

Full-Time Faculty